View Full Version : 'Cutting' large .avi files into CD-sized pieces

11-12-2001, 07:22 AM
I've downloaded a 900MB .avi file from edonkey, and would now like to cut it into parts to fit onto CD-R's.
Anyone know of any programs that can do this?


11-12-2001, 03:36 PM
WHy not just zip it Im sure the zip file will be well under 600mb

11-12-2001, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I guess it would, but the idea was to free up hard-drive space and be able to watch the file straight off the CD's

11-12-2001, 05:09 PM
What's the movie? :-)

Just search for 'avi splitter' in a search engine such as google, and take your pick. Otherwise, try dvd.box.sk . If you plan to watch the movie on your DVD/VCD player, ensure the avi file is VCD compliant.

12-12-2001, 02:39 PM
Included somewhere in the MS Office 97 CD (dont know about other releases) is a program called MSScreenCam which basically captures screen toings and froings.

It creates AVI files as a result which are quite large. BUT comes with a neat executable distribution package which shrinks the file to around 1/10th the size and can then be watched directly from the reduced file.

Don't know if your AVI will be compatible but worth a thought....

17-12-2001, 11:40 PM
Hi Chris

Download from http://freebyte.com/hjsplit

This is quite a good one.

18-12-2001, 08:31 AM
Thanks to those that took the time to reply. Been busy what with the end of year rush, but will have a go at some of these suggestions this weekend.